In 1945, Leon Bauer was an American businessman living in Instanbul, married to his German-Jewish wife, and doing undercover odd jobs for the Allied war effort. Now the war is over, and Leon has one last assignment: to help smuggle someone into Istanbul that the Americans desperately want to keep from the Soviets. But the job goes fatally wrong: there is an exchange of gunfire, a body left on the street, and a potential war criminal on his hands. Leon is plunged into a tangled web of intrigue, shifting loyalties, moral uncertainty, and an unexpected love affair. Heart-stopping, historical espionage from the author of Stardust (2009).